Public perceptions of policing in England and Wales 2018

Summary

HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale survey of the public to assess current perceptions of the police. The study consisted of 17,043 surveys with members of the public. The majority were conducted via online panels, with a small number conducted-face-to-face.

This report sets out the results of the fourth survey into public views of policing in England and Wales. These results have been summarised below. An accessible version of the summary has also been published.

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Public perceptions of policing in England and Wales 2018

This report builds on three years of public surveys commissioned by HMICFRS and carried out by Ipsos MORI:

This year we asked about:


Overall satisfaction with local police force



Police visibility



Crime





Public confidence in police





Police conduct





Top types of crime respondents think police should prioritise





The results from the public perceptions of policing survey inform HMICFRS’s inspections. More information about the methodology is available on our website.

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Public perceptions of policing in England and Wales 2018

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